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Day 6: Jesus Christ is the Son of God

Breathe in God’s Truth

And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel answered
her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.”

Luke 1:34-35

Passages to Study: Romans 1:1-6; 1 John 4:13-16

When the phrase “son of” is used in Scripture, it often refers to being after the same order or in the same category. It doesn’t necessarily mean son by adoption or birth in the way that we would think of a son. The phrase “Son of man” means in human form, and son of God means divine. However, both Son of Man and Son of God are specifically used to refer to the Messiah who is both 100% man and 100% God. See Daniel 7 to understand why Jesus’ favorite title for himself was “Son of Man.”

A good resource for understanding this wording within Scripture is the short work by D.A. Carson entitled Jesus the Son of God.

Questions to Consider

  1. How did Christ reveal both his humanity and divinity within the Gospel accounts? (Consider His human limitations as well as the miracles He performed.)
  2. How does Christ’s self-limiting so that you might become a child of God give you hope for the future? How does it stir you to faithful service today?

Breathe out Your Response

Dear Jesus,
Thank You for being 100% divine and 100% human. I praise You for not considering Your glory with the Father something to be held onto, but You freely relinquished that role for a time, putting aside Your glory, to take on humanity. Thank you for humbling Yourself to become a son of man so that we might become children of God! Even though Your glory was veiled, and You limited Yourself in humility, You still showed that You alone are the Son of God to whom even the winds and the waves must obey.